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Pharmacy PGY1 Residency (5 Positions)

The American Society of Health Pharmacists-accredited Pharmacy PGY1 Residency with VANTHCS and Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy is a 12-month program designed to develop skills in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy leadership while providing opportunities for didactic and clinical teaching, and clinical research. 

Purpose Statement

The residency training program is predicated on the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and abilities required for well-rounded health system pharmacy practice. The objective of the residency training program is to prepare each individual pharmacist to face the challenges of their chosen areas of interest in contemporary health system pharmacy practice. Clinical pharmacy practice areas of program strength include training in adult Acute Care and Ambulatory Care.

Program Goals

  • Ability to provide expert patient-centered care in multiple practice environments
  • Ability to serve as a valuable member of the health care team in achieving optimal medication therapy.
  • Ability to demonstrate skill in educating patients and other health care professionals.
  • Gain experience in project management.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the medication use process.
  • Develop understanding of technology required to support the medication use process.
  • Capability to take ownership of their practice areas and responsibilities.
  • Commitment to profession of pharmacy.
  • Demonstrate leadership through positive professional attitude.

Requirements 

All residents are required to complete and participate in:

  • Research Project (Poster presentation at professional meeting, platform presentation at Alcalde SW Leadership Conference, and submission of manuscript for journal publication)
  • Clinical Staffing
  • Precept Texas Tech School of Pharmacy 3rd year PharmD students
  • Formal presentations and journal clubs
  • ACLS/BLS certification 

Practice Experiences

  • Rounding with health care professionals
  • Practice-based projects
  • Adverse drug reaction reporting
  • Medication therapy management
  • Education of pharmacy students and health care professionals
  • Pharmacokinetic consultations
  • Participation in departmental and committee meetings
  • Involvement in drug information services
  • Clinical intervention documentations
  • Participation in board certified pharmaceutical specialist reviews
  • Opportunities with Texas Tech University Teaching Certificate Program

Rotations

Required

Longitudinal

Elective On-site